• Impact Report 2020 Edition

    Impact Report 2020 – "SIFEM – Investing in Sustainable Development"

  • 4i Capital - case study

    SIFEM’s investments in Ukraine – 4i Capital Partners case study

  • 2019 Business and Financial Report

    SIFEM Financial and Business Report 2019 published

Our mission

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets is the development finance institution of the Swiss Confederation. SIFEM promotes long-term, sustainable and broad-based economic growth in developing and emerging countries by providing financial support to commercially viable small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) as well as fast-growing enterprises which in turn helps to create secure and permanent jobs and reduce poverty.

Active portfolio of more than 500 companies (funds, financial institutions and their investments) 

Promotion and creation of more than 870,000 jobs in collaboration with partners (since 2005)


A total of approx. USD 1.059 billion has been invested in 140 investments to date.

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SolarAfrica – A video by SIFEM about a South African success story in the field of rooftop solar systems

With the help of an investment from SIFEM, the South African solar photovoltaic company SolarAfrica has successfully expanded a business model which…


SIFEM invests in SPE Africa Industrialization Fund (AIF I) to support growth capital for SMEs

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) continues to play a counter-cyclical role in promoting growth and job creation in a region…


SIFEM has committed USD 8 million to Fund aimed at Central American SMEs

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) has committed USD 8 million to the Central American Small Enterprise Investment Fund (CASEIF)…


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